New Visions Mathematics Teacher – AIM I
New Visions for Public Schools’ goal is radically disrupting the cycle of poverty by improving student achievement, resilience and creating and sustaining a network of high performing schools for New York City’s highest-need students.
New Visions for Public Schools believes that the best way to strengthen schools is to develop the professional capacity of teachers, principals, and administrators. Our mission is to ensure all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the challenges when entering the workforce. We are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions Schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.
New Visions for Public Schools works with the NYC Department of Education to provide instructional and operational support to 69 high needs public schools throughout the five boroughs and 10 Charter High Schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Working in partnership with parents and the community, it is the mission of New Visions to provide students with an education that is relevant and meaningful today by equipping them with the tools to succeed in college and beyond. New Visions looks for teachers who will contribute to a healthy school climate by adhering to the goals, values, teaching practices, and organizational structures of the school where they are hired.
Advantages of teaching at a New Visions school include:
Emphasis on knowledge sharing practices, frequent training, and targeted professional development opportunities
Eligibility to apply for grants and fellowships to support the personal and professional development of exceptional teachers
Access to leadership development programs and career opportunities from the classroom to school administration to educational reform
Highly competitive compensation and benefits
New Visions equips teachers with the data tools they need to succeed.
Mathematics teachers at New Visions schools work with a diverse range of students to develop math content knowledge and skills, primarily through collaborative classroom work around rich, authentic math tasks. Their goal is to help pupils develop critical-thinking abilities by gaining an understanding of mathematics concepts and practices. All teachers use both formal and informal assessment data about student thinking to inform instruction; core mathematics teachers (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) are also responsible for using an inquiry-driven approach to support student success on mathematics Regents examinations. Additionally, teachers may attend professional development workshops and meet with colleagues to collaboratively analyze data and plan an instructional response.
New Visions seeks the most talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to a collaborative and innovative learning environment where teachers are empowered to meet each student’s unique learning needs and open the doors to new and rich opportunities. Our teachers are dynamic and innovative pedagogues who are committed to urban students and the issues they face every day.
Every New Visions teacher can expect to receive enhanced instructional support, a range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to be part of a passionate team of colleagues. If you have the following qualities, credentials, and experience, please consider joining our team.
Successful New Visions teaching candidates will:
Approach learning via growth mindset
Be reflective, seek feedback, learn from those around them, and effectively apply feedback
Make informed decisions, based on evidence and data, about their lesson planning
Demonstrate strong content knowledge and be familiar with the Common Core State Standards
Have a proven track record for planning lessons with clear learning objectives and a means for assessing whether those objectives have been met
Have a proven track record of engaging students in their learning
Have strong organizational and communication skills
Have demonstrated success in tailoring instruction to the needs of diverse learners
Be committed to serving all students and respect children from all backgrounds
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Additionally, candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree, hold valid New York State certification*, and must be cleared for employment by fingerprint-supported background checks. We are committed to diversity in our hiring and employment practices, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
*There are limited opportunities for qualified teachers who do not possess a NY State certification to work in one of our Charter High Schools.
New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.